Safety alerts

Safety alerts provide information for boaters in response to incidents and hazards

Recent alerts from Maritime Safety Victoria are listed below. View Notices to Mariners

  • Safety Alert: Dangers of paddling in offshore winds

    16 September 2016

    This safety alert applies to all individuals and organisations engaging in paddling activities. A recent investigation into a kayaking incident at Anglesea surf beach found that strong offshore wind prevented paddlers from being able to paddle back to shore.

  • Safety Alert: Hazards on inland waterways

    14 January 2016

    As parts of Victoria dry out, previously navigable waterways are now smaller and shallower. There is an increased danger of collision with submerged objects and debris in lowering waters. Chances are the waterway is not the same as you remember.

  • Safety Alert New definition of Port Phillip Heads

    23 December 2015

    Recent changes to marine regulations – new definition of Port Phillip Heads.

  • Safety Alert: Incident sparks boat fire warning

    31 March 2015

    Boaters are advised to check their electrical and fuel systems following a serious fire-related incident on Lake Eildon on 31 March 2015.